Anabasis | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Anabasis is our barleywine that was brewed with American malt and hops, but fermented with a strong English Ale strain to provide rich toffees, fruity hops, with a strong leathery, caramel backbone. Bourbon, vanilla and gentle oxidation showcase the 24 months of bourbon barrel aging that Anabasis went through to reach maturity.


Added by Dicers on 02-09-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#308
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
61
pDev:
4.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
145
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Bunuelian
4.22/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of M_chav
4.08/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A mix between a stout and a barleywine, lil roasty and underwhelming next to some of the biggest barleywines we had next to it blind. Not something I will be going after in the future.

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5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.65/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

blend #2

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.52/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.59/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

B2. Bottle had very little carb, more carb would have increased score

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.75/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WolverineFan1243
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of YvesB
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brian29
4.84/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of KevBot89
4.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MichaelCoyne
4.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had batch 2 on site from a keg. Easily the best barleywine I have ever had in my life. This shit is fire. If you are able to track down a bottle (will take a lot), you wont be disappointed

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.53/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.31/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.74/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmcurran
4.6/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.75/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4.78/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml waxed bottle, served in a Side Project stemmed glass. Pours a darker brown body, one finger offwhite head, one finger white head, good retention, nice lacing. Smell is rich caramel, earth, toffee, bourbon, oak, vanillin. This is very much the barrel-aged barleywine. Flavour follows, heavy oak, caramel, toffee, vanillin, oak, slight earth, nice complexity, fairly sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, nice toffee and barrel on the finish. A very nice and heavy barleywine with a lot of sweetness; it doesn't seem to offer more oomph than say, Revolution Straight Jacket for example. I feel like this is a bit overhyped despite this being an excellent barrel aged English Barleywine.

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Anabasis from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.76 out of 5 with 61 ratings